eHealth solutions to support self-management
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease with physical, psychological and cognitive symptoms that affects an estimated 6.2 million people worldwide (European Parkinson’s Disease Association, 2017). Motor symptoms such as tremor and freezing of gait as well as non-motor symptoms such as sleep disturbance, anxiety, and depression can have a significant impact on a person’s Quality of Life (QoL).
The healthcare industry has been exploring how eHealth technologies can support health care providers and patients monitor and manage their symptoms in the home environment. This has prompted healthcare providers to develop integrated care models and explore technological solutions such as mHealth, wearable devices, sensor devices to help People with Parkinson’s (PwP) manage their symptoms, improve care, and QoL.